Oklahoma Sooners vs. Wisconsin Badgers Free Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, College Basketball

The Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) meet the 25th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. The game is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Wisconsin Badgers ATS Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Badgers defeated the Stanford Cardinal 62-46, while the Sooners beat the Florida Gators 65-60.

The Sooners made 11 of their 15 free throws (73.3 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 (above their season average of 28.2). The Badgers, on the other hand, held the Cardinal to an effective field goal percentage of 0.288 (below their season average of 0.523). The Cardinal had a free throw rate of 0.203 (below their season average of 0.318). Wisconsin received a boost from Ethan Happ, who had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Christian James was a key piece for Oklahoma with 18 points and seven rebounds.

Wisconsin should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Since the 2017-18 season, Wisconsin ranks 37th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.5 percent), while Oklahoma has forced the 68th-fewest turnovers (17.1 percent). Opposite tempos will be on display in this meeting. The fast-paced Sooners rank seventh in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Badgers rank 349th.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Wisconsin Badgers Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Wisconsin, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Oklahoma ranks 20th in rebounds per game (39.5) while Wisconsin ranks 316th (31.4).
  • The Badgers rank 26th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Sooners rank 221st (6.8).
  • Oklahoma ranks 26th in blocks per game (4.8) while Wisconsin ranks 202nd in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
  • The Badgers rank seventh in three pointers allowed per game (16.8) while the Sooners rank 296th (25.5).
  • Wisconsin ranks 34th in assists allowed per game (11.2) while Oklahoma ranks 259th (14.6).